A 21-Year-Old with a Surplus of Supercars

Koenigsegg Agera

Most of us would be thrilled to own a supercar. Just one would suffice… perhaps a rare Koenigsegg, the latest Ferrari, or maybe, if we’re really lucky, a hot-off-the press Bugatti.

For many of us that’s never going to happen, either because our lines of work don’t offer supercar-supporting salaries, we don’t play the lottery enough, or our fathers simply won’t buy them for us.

Twenty-one-year-old Dhiaa Al-Essa doesn’t have that problem. He is lucky enough to have a (very) wealthy Saudi businessman as a father, who not only bought him one supercar, but has provided him with a fleet of 30. Yes. Thirty.

With two more on the way for his 22nd birthday.

Courtesy of his exceedingly generous daddy, Al Essa’s stable includes four Ferraris, five Porsches, three Lamborghinis, two Rolls-Royces and a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which Al-Essa counts as his personal favorite (partly because of how the car performs in the suffocating 122-degree Saudi heat).

If you’re not jealous enough yet, the young Dhiaa spent the summer flying his fleet around the globe so that he and his friends could create their own driving tours in cities such as London, Montreal, Las Vegas and New York. And that upcoming 22nd birthday? Al Essa can look forward to a Koenigsegg Agera, which comes with a 1,000-hp V8 and a golden key. But, because that would just be an insult if given on its own, he’ll also take delivery of the mother of all speedsters, a new Veyron. That’s nearly a $5 million birthday gift.

Maybe ol’ daddy is just trying to make his son feel better because his new Ferrari 458 Italia burst into flames while being housed at a London warehouse. Those cars are known to do that, but still, how can you not feel bad for him after such a tragedy? Maybe the new Ferrari 599 Roadster, which dad plans to replace it with, will lift his spirits.

Let’s hope so.

What one supercar would you like to get for your birthday?

-tgriffith

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